Adrenalina Tours

Adrenalina Tours

Huehuetenango 09 November 2016

Todos Santos Cuchumatanes

This tour offers two days full of great adventure.

Day 1: On this tour we go to Todos Santos Cuchumatán, but not before making several stops along the way, like Chiantla viewpoint and other interesting attractions. In Todos Santos, we will enjoy one of the most authentic and colorful markets of Central America, where men and women retain their traditional dress. We will also visit the Museum Balan, the Mayan ruins, and the cemetery, as well as having time to visit many more places to enjoy the Mayan culture. We will stay overnight at Hotelito Todos Santos.

Day 2: On this day, we enjoy a walk to the place known as the Plateau. This is a walk of about 4 hours where we will arrive at its highest point at 3,550 meters by walking on a nature trail, experiencing the local flowers, vegetation, and animals. This hike is in a rainforest and is a protected area. We will return in the afternoon to Huehuetenango.

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Departure point Your hotel/address in Huehuetenango
Price 75 USD p.p. - minimum 2 persons
Included

Return transport from Huehuetenango

  One night in hotel
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Huehuetenango 09 November 2016

Aguacatan

On this tour we head to Aguacatán, possibly one of the most important municipals of Huehuetenango.


The abundance of water sources and good land has allowed this city to make the valley a vegetable garden, among the most famous are garlic and onion.

On this tour we will visit the market, central park, and the mouths of the San Juan and Rio Blanco rivers. We will also have opportunities to admire the typical attire of the beautifully dressed women and cross garlic and onion plantations to meet with people native to the area.

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Huehuetenango 09 November 2016

Chiantla - El Mirador

On this tour, we head to the town of Chiantla, a city founded in 1540 when the Dominicans began to assemble the country's population into villages.

Opposite the central park is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria, or Our Lady of Silver. Many have made the pilgrimage to Chiantla due to the many miracles attributed to her, as well as to admire her colonial dress of silver. After visiting the city, we go to the top of the Cuchumatanes, with a height of 3,000 meters, where we experience one of the most stunning views in Guatemala. From this viewpoint, you can appreciate some of the volcanoes and the valley of Huehuetenango.

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Huehuetenango 09 November 2016

Zaculeu Ruins

During the tour we will visit Chivacave, a farm where the best cheese in Huehuetenango is prepared.

One of the most curious things is that there have been prehistoric animal fossils dating back millions of years, found here.

Some of these remains are in the museum, where you can admire Mastodon bones and molars, and several bones of Glyptodonts, as well as, other prehistoric animals. After Chivacave, we head to the capital of the Mames: Zaculeu.

Zaculeu was a religious and administrative center for the elite of that time, built in a strategic location that served as a natural defense to protect tits citizens from enemies. In Zaculeu, we will learn about one of the largest Maya cities of the region, visit temples and explore a museum.

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Huehuetenango 08 November 2016

Huehuetenango City Tour

This tour will visit the Historic Center, where you can admire a series of buildings dating back to 1843.


They are the city hall, the building of the Interior, the Theatre, the Cathedral, the Building the Future, the Market and Calvary Church. Each building has its own history, which we will learn about as we visit each one. The tour ends at the Museum Café where we will enjoy one of the world's richest coffees, Café Graft.

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Huehuetenango 08 November 2016

Lake Yonalbaj

yonalbaj

(also known as Laguna Brava) (full day trip from Nenton or Gracias a Dios o Finca Chacula / Two day trip from Huehuetenango )

Moderate: ultimately you can get close to the lake with a good 4x4 wheel drive and just a walk of about 30 minutes, without a lot of difference in altitude and inclination.

Yonalbaj is a very large and beautiful lake approximately 7 kms long, situated in the middle of farm land and sub-tropical rainforest. The climate is warm and humid and the turquoise water is also warm and inviting. This area is still quite remote and undiscovered as a tourist destination.

Recommended:

Adventurous spirit / comfortable clothing / hiking boots for muddy roads / raincoat / hat / bug repellent / water and food (there is no food for sale at the lake), bathing suit and sun cream.

Cost:

From Nenton (there are hotels) or Gracias a Dios (there are also hotels) or Finca Chacula near the aldea La Trinidad > (min 02 persons)

45 US$ p.p. (without the lodgment)

From Huehuetenango > (min 02 persons) 95 US$ p.p.

Entrance fee > 20 quetzals (3 $) Guatemalans and non-Guatemalans (not included) + 75 quetzals for the local guide (not included, mandatory) for the group (1 to 8 persons)

To be combined with, in the same day

Lodgment >

In Nenton:

In Gracias a Dios: Hotel Amazonas, p.p.

In La trinididad/Chacula: Finca Chacula (in the main house / private bathroom) 225 quetzals p.p. – in the bungalows 115 quetzals p.p.   (Includes breakfast)

Ask for hotels in Huehue, Nenton, Gracias a Dios or for the finca Chacula

Add 2 extra hours from and to Quetzaltenango as well as 35 US$ extra p.p. (min 2 persons)

Easy to combine the next day

-          Hoyo de Cimarrón > add 25 US$ p.p. (min 2 persons)

-          Cenotes de Candelaria > add 35 US$ p.p. (min 2 persons) 

Huehuetenango 08 November 2016

Hoyo de Cimarron

(half day trip from Nenton or Gracias a Dios or Finca Chacula) / Full day trip from Huehuetenango)

Moderate: A small 45 minutes one way walk (or both ways be prepared for 1.30 hours) on a rocky but fairly level trail

A natural wonder. In the middle of the regions karst topography, you will find a huge cylindrical chasm, approximately 170 meters in diameter and 150 meters deep, probably formed when the roof of a huge cave collapsed. On the ground level, a forest thrives, sheltering birds and many legends. A few well equipped and trained climbing teams have lowered themselves into the hole.

Recommended:

Go during the cooler times in the early morning or late afternoon

Sun cream, hat, good walking shoes, water

Cost:

From Nenton (there are hotels) or Gracias a Dios (there are also hotels) or Finca Chacula near the aldea La Trinidad > (min 02 persons)

30 US$ p.p. / includes transport go and return from Nenton or Gracias a Dios or Finca Chacula / driver-Guide

From Huehuetenango > (min 02 persons) 75 US$ p.p. or 150 US$

Entrance fee > 20 quetzals (3 $) Guatemalans and 50 quetzals (7 $) Non Guatemalans (not included)

Ask for hotels in Huehue, Nenton, Gracias a Dios or for the finca Chacula

Easy to combine the same day with the natural wells called CENOTES DE CANDELARIA

Add 2 extra hours from and to Quetzaltenango as well as 35 US$ extra p.p. (min 2 persons) 

Adrenalina Retalhuleu 18 October 2016

Natural Surroundings and tourist attractions in Retalhuleu

One of the most interesting natural attractions is known as Manchón-Guamuchal, a swampland fed by the Ocosito hydrographic system, including the Pacific slope coastline of San Marcos and Retalhuleu. There are different aquatic systems in this zone, including beaches with dune vegetation, thorn bushes, dry forest, sweet water lagoons with emerging vegetation composed mainly of grassy outgrowth and flooded forests. This is Guatemala´s second most dense mangrove forest. Its eco-biological aspects make it important for conservation in order to maintain a balance between the land and sea ecosystem. The flooded plains and coastal lagoons provide food and refuge to large bird populations (CECON, 1995).

Due to its enormous natural resources and biological importance, Manchón-Guamuchal has been declared Special Protected Area (Protected Areas Law, Decree 4-89, and Guatemalan Congress). In as ecosystem, within Retalhuleu´s jurisdiction, there is a finca known as La Chorrera, currently registered Manchón-Guamuchal Private Natural Reserve. In addition to its natural wealth, it is also a Ramsar site which is the title given to all those swamplands recognized internationally for their importance with respect to environmental conservation. These features make this reserve one of the department´s most important ecotourism stops for local and foreign tourists and anyone interested in scientific or specialized interest such as bird watching. Between resident and migratory species, there have been some 425 sightings of birds in this area.

Adrenalina Retalhuleu 18 October 2016

Irtra de Xetulul

Excellent family visit !

“The magic is in Guatemala; the magic is Xetulul.” For over ten years the Board of directors of the recreation Institute for Workers, IRTRA led by its President Mr. Ricardo Castillo Sinibaldi, has developed the concept of Xetulul Amusement Park. It has been supported by specialist in architecture and engineering, along with collaboration from some 2500 people, ranging from professionals, technical personnel, and workers, all Guatemala.

The Magic of Xetulul

This park is located in the municipal district of San Martín Zapotitlán, Retalhuleu, 180.5 from Guatemala City. It has installations for 12000 visitors, including an architectural scenario presenting Guatemala´s origin and history. There are presentations of European countries, such as Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, which influenced Guatemala and Latin America culture.

Visitors can enjoy different plazas, which provide different atmospheres. One, for example, is the Plaza chapina, a beautiful colonial square, surrounded by some of the country´s representative buildings. One of the main attractions is the trans-coastal train, which takes passengers on a 2.06 km. ride around the park. The Guatemalan Town has replicas of different regions in Guatemala, some of these being Casa de las Sirenas, form Antigua; Portal de San Felipe, from Retalhuleu; Highland houses; the kiosk from Quetzaltenango´s Benito Juárez Park; and hotel Del Norte in Puerto Barrios. Additional attractions in the park are El Choconoy Roller coaster and the Typical Guatemalan Fair. The Plaza Maya has a replica of Tikal´s Gran Jaguar Pyramid, with the assigned areas for jaguars, a sacred symbol in Mayan mythology. There are rides for children, including Balsita Loca/ Tumbler Rafts, Rana Saltarina/Jumping Frog, El Honguito/ the mushroom, and Río Salvaje/Wild river. Plaza España provides entertainment with its Galleon and Flying Chairs, as well as electronic games. Plaza Italia presents Italian monuments, along with rides such as II Ciclone and Góndola Salpicona.

Plaza Francia has a majestic Grand theater of Paris, designed for variety shows, The Moulin Rouge has a penny arcade and the train stops at the Gare de France. There is a two-story merry-go-round and a Colliding Cars amusement game. Germany and Switzerland present vernacular architecture, as well as the Avalanche roller coaster and the surprising Estrugenses amusement attraction.

In short, Xetulul is one of Latin America´s best amusement parks and a source of great pride for every Guatemalan. 

Adrenalina Retalhuleu 18 October 2016

Takalik Mayan Lodge

Oasis in a green and brown world ….

This ecotourism project has been developed at finca Montes Elíseos in El Asintal, Retalhuleu. The property is located 190.5 kilometers from Guatemala City, around a 3-hours’ drive. Visitors can visit this finca by taking the Pacific highway (CA-2) and turning off at Colombia, Costa Cuca, Quetzaltenango (CA-Occ. Proceed 4km. along this highway until you pass El Asintal, where Takalik Abaj archaeological sites is located; the lodge is 2 km. down the road.

Montes Elíseos extends over 72 hectares, some 700 meters above sea level. It is along the Pacific coastline, more specifically on the volcanic belt leading to the coastal plains. Average temperature is 26.5 degrees centigrade; with an average rainfall of 3.284 mm. the area receives rainfall six months out of the year, with a warm, benign climate, making it appropriate for visits throughout the year.

The region´s inhabitants are mostly Ladino, although there are also Mam and K’iche ethnic groups.